Douglas A. Hicks

Affiliate Professor of Religion
Douglas A. Hicks
Phone: 770.784.8300
    • PhD, Harvard University, 1998
    • MA, Harvard University, 1995
    • MDiv, Duke University, 1993
    • AB, Davidson College, 1991

    Dr. Douglas Hicks holds joint appointments as Affiliate Professor of Religion at Candler and Dean of Oxford College. Prior to coming to Emory, Hicks was a professor and senior administrator at Colgate University. He served Colgate as provost and dean of the faculty, leading its four academic divisions and its university libraries, information technology, athletics, museums, international initiatives, and the office of equity and diversity.

    From 1998 to 2012 Hicks was professor of leadership studies and religion at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He was the founding director of the university’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, whose mission is to promote community-based learning, civic partnerships, and applied research on public issues. In 2012, the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia awarded him its Outstanding Faculty Award, the commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty members in higher education, given in recognition of superior accomplishment in teaching, research, and public service.

    Hicks’s scholarship focuses on leadership, religion in politics and the workplace, and the ethical dimensions of economic issues, and he is a frequent commentator in the media on these and other topics. He is the author of four books: Money Enough (Jossey-Bass, 2010); With God on All Sides (Oxford University Press, 2009); Religion and the Workplace (Cambridge University Press, 2003); and Inequality and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2000). In addition, he edited, with Thad Williamson, Leadership and Global Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and with Mark Valeri, Global Neighbors (Eerdmans, 2008). He is co-editor of the three-volume International Library of Leadership (Edward Elgar, 2004) and the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

    An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Hicks has held visiting faculty positions at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond and at the Harvard Divinity School. He is a former president of the Academy of Religious Leadership and former chair of the Religion and Social Sciences section of the American Academy of Religion.

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    Co-editor,Leadership and Global Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

    With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America. Oxford University Press, 2010

    Money Enough: Everyday Practices for Living Faithfully in the Global Economy. Jossey and Bass, 2010

    Co-editor,Global Neighbors: Christian Faith and Moral Obligation in Today's Economy. Eerdmans, 2008

    Religion and the Workplace: Pluralism, Spirituality, Leadership. Cambridge University Press, 2003